From a trusted therapist and mindfulness expert, this book blends psychological savvy with powerful tools for attaining a more balanced life.
Many people still associate ''mindfulness'' with exotic images like a hermit on a mountaintop.
Of course, the reality is more down-to-earth: You can cultivate mindfulness - and reap its proven benefits - while driving to work, showering, talking to a loved one, or washing the dishes. Dr. Ronald Siegel shows exactly how in this inviting guide. A wealth of quizzes and exercises help readers understand and master time-tested techniques for fostering insight, awareness, and acceptance.
Customizing the approach is simple with step-by-step action plans for improving relationships and finding relief from stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, unhealthy habits, and more.
'Talk of 'mindfulness' brings up images of monks spending years on end doing something mysterious. But Dr. Siegel shows how to bring the simple wisdom of acceptance and mindfulness into the everyday actions of ordinary living. Gentle, genuine, and wise, this book coaxes, cajoles, and guides the reader into looking with clear eyes at how we humans get in our own way, and provides simple, powerful, step-by-step methods for learning how to live the kind of lives we want.'--Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and maintains a private practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dr. Siegel teaches internationally about mindfulness, psychotherapy, and mind-body treatment approaches. He is the coauthor of Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain.
Author: Ronald Siegel Pub 2010 USA Pb 350 pages